Words are important.
We chatter all day without thinking responding to comments in casual interactions.
Our prayer too can become chatter when it is superficial and Jesus warns us about prayer that has become little more than lip-service, when we call out “Lord Lord” as a superficial cry that does not reflect our inner life.
If prayer is to grow into relationship rather than remain as obligation it needs to reflect and engage the reality of our lives and the life of our heart. In this way prayer becomes foundational as a personal relationship with Jesus Christ who is God-with-us.
This divine relationship enables us to not only survive life’s storms, but to grow and even thrive through the experiences that may be unwelcome, helping us to remember in the popular song that even though the mountains may fall and the hills turn to dust, the love of God is our sure foundation.
- Take a few moments, a minute or two right now to speak to Jesus from your heart about the reality of your life, and then to listen for His response.